Volume 10: Dec 2011 | Jan | Feb 2012

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Vermicompost:

Tea Time in the Tropics
Using Manures to Improve Sweet Corn Biomass and its Nutrient             Content
Land Preservation in Hawai`i: A statewide workshop highlighting           Conservation Easements and Land Preservation Tools
Growing Your Business: Why Local Agricultural Products Cost         So Much
        -- A Comparison of Agricultural Input Prices: Hawai'i vs. Its                 Major Export Competitors

Featured Farmer:
Ned and Marta Whitlock
Moloa'a Organica'a, Anahola, Kaua‘i

Growing area: 24 acreds: 4 acres vegetables, 16 acres fruit, 4 acres hardwoods and bamboo
Years farming in Hawai'i: 9 years
Crops: lettuce, kale, broccoli, eggplants, sweet corn, herbs, beets, carrots, green beans, okra, fennel, radiccio, taro, yacon, radishes, collards, Swiss chard, bananas, papayas, mangoes, citrus, avocados, pitayas, jack fruit, soursop
Fertility management: compost, meat and bonemeal from Island Commodities, IMO, Sustane 4-6-4, spirulina, biochar, foliar seaweed, and fish
Pest management: crop rotation, Pyganic, Neemix, biological sprays such as BT and Serenade, M-pede, foliar applications of EM and Iron, Oxidate for fungi
What Sustainability Means to You: being economically viable and enhancing beneficial biology on farm

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Hot Tip from Moloa'a Organica'a
--Daily cash flow from diverse crops keeps a stable labor pool going which avoids farmer burnout

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